Grades 3 and 4: Theme: Heroes

3rd Grade Theme Book: Abe Lincoln's Hat


3rd Grade Official Supplemental Books for Abe Lincoln's Hat


3rd Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with Abe Lincoln's Hat? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.

Technology Ideas

  • Use Inspiration or Kidspiration to keep a class (or individual) mind map of facts and information about Abe Lincoln.
  • Create a class slideshow with one slide per student on their favorite book from their individual reading. Include your preferred required book report elements.
  • Create a class slideshow of favorite jokes and songs
  • Use a video camera to record students wearing their Abe Lincoln hat and reciting one or part of the Gettysburg address or another speech.
  • Have students work in groups to create a digital story of Abraham Lincoln.
  • Use a video camera to record students acting out the story.

Websites

"In Real Life" Ideas

Field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
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  • Write a letter to the president. Go to the go to the White House website for directions on letter etiquette.

Lesson Plans


Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.

3rd Grade Canadian Adaptations

How are you adapting this theme for the Canadian curriculum? Please share here.
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4th Grade Theme Book: The Story of George Washington Carver


4th Grade Official Supplemental Books for The Story of George Washington Carver


4th Grade Other Supplemental Books

What other books do you use with The Story of George Washington Carver? Please share here. This could include books for students or teacher resource books.

Technology Ideas

  • Have students work in groups to create a slideshow or multimedia presentation illustrating people who have overcome insurmountable odds.
  • Make a how-to slideshow on making a peanut butter sandwich or other peanut product.
  • Take digital pictures that represent various human rights and how to treat others as Jesus did. Compile into a slideshow.
  • Create multimedia presentation or Glogster poster of different kinds of people and how Jesus treated them.
  • Plant some seeds in a classroom garden and take a digital picture every week as a science observation. Compile the pictures together into a time-lapse slideshow/movie.
  • Create a slideshow with pictures of products that can be made from peanuts. Here's a list of products made from peanuts by George Washington Carver from Tuskegee University.
  • Create a slideshow illustrating George Washington Carver's favorite poem: "Equipment." Challenge students to memorize it!
  • Take digital pictures or video showing the process of making peanut butter.
  • Use Skype to connect to a hero: AFM missionary, student missionary, returned student missionary at your nearby Adventist college, academy student. Who else can you & your students think of? Use Digital Conversations resources to help prepare.
  • Create a digital museum of AFM heroes or for one of the presidents featured in the reading material

Websites


"In Real Life" Ideas

Field trips, author/expert visits, community resources and ideas, etc.
  • Add them here
  • 2012 is a US election year. This would be great time to talk about our modern day presidents, Election process and so on.
  • Have the kids write a letter to the president if following the directions properly you may get a response back. Go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/write-or-call
  • Visit a local greenhouse for a field trip or have a botanist come in and answer questions about plants and their many uses.
  • Work on the Pathfinder honor for plants.

Lesson Plans

  • Class written lesson plans will be added here.

Learning Center Plans

  • Class written learning center plans will be added here.

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